Permanent Jobs…gone…forever!? Well, the terminology may be.

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So many times a worker is considered to be permanent, but no job is really “permanent”. Individuals will get excited and jump on a “perm” position, but this may be creating false expectations, again, because no job is ever guaranteed. Unfortunately, people get laid off, resign, receive promotions/demotions among many other situations that occur when someone is no longer in the position they were hired for.

“I think many people and organizations are setting themselves up for a major liability by the use of the very simple term ‘permanent,’” says Monte Block, CEO of Rotator Staffing Service Inc who is a part of a group within the workforce solutions ecosystem that urges companies and industries to make a change away from that term.

There is a push to have other terminology used when it comes to the workforce, some examples include: traditional employee, direct hire, W-2 worker, full-time worker and many others. It is important to push to change the terminology in everyday life and all aspects of the hiring process, but it is equally as important to make the change in any and all surveys, articles, blogs, presentations and any other piece of discussion based around employees.

What does this mean for someone searching for permanent jobs in Pennsylvania? A lot, actually. The push to adjust the position classification is going to be a trend that will allow a job seeker to broaden their search for a job because they will be less inclined to only search for a “perm” job. This means each job seeker will be willing to view more open positions, which can help them find a position that is right for them, not a position chosen solely off of a classification. Job seekers should remain open minded during their job search. Learn more here about the benefits of temporary and temporary-to-hire positions.

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